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Forensic Mental Health Concepts

Forensic Mental Health Concepts  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 2 explores forensic mental health concepts relating to the evaluation of SVPs. It discusses constructs defining mental disorder or abnormality (DSM diagnoses, Avix I diagnoses, Axis ... More
Empirical Foundations and Limits

Empirical Foundations and Limits  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 3 discusses empirical foundations and limits of SVP evaluation. It explores the SVP population, and common groupings used by research studies, diagnosing a disorder, assessing ... More
Interpretation

Interpretation  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Evaluation of Sexually Violent Predators

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Series: 
Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessments
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190261634
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322644.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195322644
Chapter 6 discusses interpretation of data. This includes jurisdiction considerations, using data to form opinions, evaluating hypotheses, unclear fit between data and hypothesis, and ... More
Evaluation of Sex Offenders

Evaluation of Sex Offenders  

Philip H. Witt and Mary Alice Conroy

in Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780190241780
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780199766857.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Forensic and Law Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199766857
This chapter reviews concepts of forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) that are relevant to the evaluation of sex offenders. It first provides an overview of the different legal contexts ... More

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